Ajamidha, aka: Ajamīḍha, Ājamīḍha, Aja-midha; 5 Definition(s)
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Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ):—One of the three sons of Hastī (son of Bṛhatkṣatra). He had a son named Bṛhadiṣu and another son called Nīla by his wife known as Nalinī. He also had another son called Ṛkṣa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.21-22, 9.21.30)(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
1a) Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—A son of Hastin. Had three queens of Kuru line; Priyamedhā and other Brāhmans belonged to his family. Father of Kaṇva and Bṛhadiṣu.1 By Nalinī he had a son Nīla.2 Ṛkṣa was another son of his.3 Sons born through the grace of Bharadvāja.4
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 21-22; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 166; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 29-30, 33; Matsya-purāṇa 49. 43-5.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21-30; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 194; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 56.
- 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 3; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 19. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 74.
- 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 169.
1b) An Aṅgirasa and mantrakṛt. A Kṣatriya-dvija.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 109; III. 66. 87; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 103; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 116; 59. 100.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.1) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ajamīḍha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Languages of India and abroad
Ājamīḍha (आजमीढ).—a. Belonging to or produced in the country of अजमीढ (ajamīḍha) (or ajamīra); a descendant of अजमीढ (ajamīḍha); Rv.4.44.6.
-ḍhāḥ (pl.) The kings of that country. Addressed to युधिष्ठिर (yudhiṣṭhira); Bhāg.1.15.13.
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Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—[ajo mīḍho yajñe sikto yatra ba.]
1) Name of the place called Ajmeer.
2) Name of the eldest son of Hasti, born in the family of Puru, son of Yayāti.
3) Name of a son of सुहोत्र (suhotra) and author of some Vedic hyms like Rv.4.43.
4) surname of Yudhisṭhira.
Derivable forms: ajamīḍhaḥ (अजमीढः).
Ajamīḍha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and mīḍha (मीढ).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 21 - The Dynasty of Bharata < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 22 - The Descendants of Ajamidha < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 13 - Dhrtarastra Quits Home < [Canto I - The Creation]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section XCIV < [Sambhava Parva]
Section XCV < [Sambhava Parva]
Section LXXV < [Sambhava Parva]
The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)